Specialist Features

The unluckiest investor in the world ?

22/09/2020 - Sean is retiring today after 40 years of service with the same employer. When he joined in 1980, the country wasn’t in good shape and his employer struggled to keep going, never mind pay into a pension scheme for Sean.

Applying for business funding in Ireland

22/09/2020 - As in many other countries in the world, the impact of coronavirus on Irish businesses and the economy has been significant.

The Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme – What We Know So Far

25/08/2020 - From 1st September, the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) will replace the current Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS) for Irish employers. The changeover will bring about a significant impact on many organisations’ inhouse and outsourced payroll services.

What to expect from a COVID-19 Workplace Inspection

18/08/2020 - The Health and Safety Authority (the “HSA”) is the government agency with responsibility to ensure compliance with workplace health and safety (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the “2005 Act”)).

How Remote Working is Changing Businesses

23/07/2020 - Paycheck Plus recently spoke with five industry experts, with a view to understanding how the current situation is affecting employees, processes and organisational infrastructure. Leaders from Workforce Management, Payroll Processing, Facilities Management, Managed IT Services and Health & Nutrition shared their findings with us, since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdown.

What Cohabiting Couples need to do about property and inheritance

23/07/2020 - Cohabiting couples don’t have the same rights as married couples. In today’s Ireland where lots of people want to live together but not get married, this sets them at a big disadvantage.

Banishing the Invoice Finance myths

14/07/2020 - The Invoice Finance industry continues to enjoy considerable growth as many SMEs recognise the benefits of using this flexible form of funding. Although it is now a much more accepted method of funding growth and working capital, negative connotations persist with many still viewing it as a last resort lending option.

Central Bank’s Role in Bringing Clarity to Disputed Business Interruption Claims

14/07/2020 - In recent months business interruption cover has emerged as a bone of contention, particularly for business owners who felt that their insurance policy should provide cover in the event of a pandemic.

Are Current Payroll Challenges set to Continue?

24/06/2020 - With lockdown restrictions easing across Ireland and COVID-19 recovery running ahead of schedule, businesses and payroll processors are optimistic that a return to “normal” is now within sight.

Summary of Irish Tax Measures Announced in Response to the Spread of COVID-19

04/06/2020 - Businesses and communities are dealing with many COVID-19 related issues that are causing severe business disruption. The Irish government has been swift to introduce new measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on business.

“Seismic shift” anticipated in growth opportunities across all markets in 2020 - IoD Survey

29/05/2020 - A quarter-on-quarter survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has found that there has been a “seismic shift” in confidence among business leaders in respect of anticipated opportunities for market growth in 2020.

The Shift Towards Payroll Outsourcing

28/05/2020 - The global coronavirus pandemic has prompted many organisations worldwide to examine their processes and move towards a more flexible working model.

4 ways to improve your graduate hiring experience

26/05/2020 - Every year, college graduates world-wide enter the workforce, many having never been exposed to a professional environment.

Corporate Governance: Holding board meetings in a time of social distance

12/05/2020 - In these difficult times for all businesses, good corporate governance is more important than ever. Company boards are making decisions which may be essential for the survival of the business in a time when the viability of businesses may be under threat, funding streams may be challenged and supply chains disrupted.

COVID-19: Data Protection Issues When Video Conferencing

12/05/2020 - The use of video conferencing platforms such as Skype, Microsoft Teams and Zoom has increased significantly with the spread of COVID-19

The National Return to Work Safely Protocol – What does it mean in practical terms?

12/05/2020 - The National Return to Work Safely Protocol (“the Protocol”) was published on Saturday, 9 May 2020.

Annual leave during the Covid-19 crisis – How do I handle it?

30/04/2020 - “What happens to employees who are on temporary lay-off or those on the wage subsidy scheme, do they continue to accrue annual leave and public holidays?

Banks Are Holding Up Amidst Coronavirus Chaos – So Far

30/04/2020 - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, governments around the world made a concerted effort to enhance the stability and security of the global financial system.

Can your business benefit from concessions to the Small Benefit Exemption Scheme?

29/04/2020 - As the Coronavirus pandemic continues we have seen a rise in employers wanting to reward the exceptional efforts of their employees during the crisis.

Why this isn’t like the Great Depression

21/04/2020 - It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog day, which each day being the same as the day before. Except people are dying. At the time of writing, there has been over 2 million reported infections and 137,666 reported deaths. Businesses all around the world have been shut. Some countries are opening up slowly but there is a lot of talk about a second wave...

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